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Introducing Gender Perspective Into Design

Posted by Nicole Btesh on September 19, 2019 4 min read

Earlier this winter (summer in the northern hemisphere), I enjoyed facilitating the first-ever Gender Jam in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event was organized by Buenos Aires Service Jams, the local chapter of the Global Service Jams – a non-profit and volunteer-based network of service design aficionados – and MásMujeresUXar, the local chapter of Mas Mujeres Ux, a community of women from Latin America who work in user experience and try to empower women in technology and enhance their visibility through workshops and access to educational courses.

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ITX Product Momentum Podcast – Episode 16: Developing Organizational Agility

Posted by Peter Sullivan on September 13, 2019 4 min read

Imagine a world in which we drop the labels that segregate us as Lean. As Agile. As waterfall. As design thinkers. Imagine a world where instead we build the kinds of organizations and cultures that encourage and reward learning and customer centricity, that incentivize teams to deeply understand their customers and to ensure that we're always delivering value on their behalf. Let that sink in.

In this episode, hosts Sean and Joe chat with Jeff Gothelf, author, coach, consultant, and a featured keynote speaker at ITX’s 2nd annual ITX UX 2019: Beyond the Pixels design conference. The world Jeff hopes for is not necessarily the one he predicts, but it is a world that allows us to freely pick and choose the components and methodologies that work best within our respective domains.

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Design Your Own ROC'n UX Conference Experience

Posted by Peter Sullivan on September 03, 2019 4 min read

The momentum is building! ITX is in full growth mode; we’re designing our snazzy new digs in downtown Rochester’s Innovation Zone; and soon we’ll be celebrating all the excitement and more during our 2nd annual ITXUX2019: Beyond the Pixels design conference, Oct. 3-5. We’re psyched for you to join us and our amazing guest speakers for three awesome days of intimate workshops, dynamic keynotes, and plenty of networking with your colleagues and newfound friends.

Are you ready to pull the trigger and reserve your seat? Or are you still wondering whether ITXUX2019 is right for you? Fair question. But once you check out our line-up of guest speakers and their many accomplishments, you’ll realize we designed this UX conference with specifically you in mind.

Still not convinced and looking for more? Well look no further than this post. Cuz we’ve asked the experts – our fellow ITXers – what they love to do when they’re not creating great software. As you’ll see, just like UX design the options are limitless!

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Gender Balance in Tech – Hope for the Future

Posted by Claire Pickhardt on August 16, 2019 4 min read

As a woman in tech, I rarely discuss my work with other women in my social spheres. This is by choice, as I grow weary of hearing the same phrase over and over: “I could never do what you do.”

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ITX Product Momentum Podcast – Episode 14: Taking Product Design Beyond Today’s Conventions

Posted by Peter Sullivan on July 24, 2019 5 min read

The common understanding is that to be successful in today’s digital environment designers need to solve problems while building products that people want and need to use. While that may be the core of it, it’s only the core. There’s so much more to it. When we talk about interaction design, designing software products, and today’s rapidly emerging next-gen experiences, designers now need to think about what it means to learn, to adapt, and to change.

In this episode, Sean and Joe chat with Tim Wood. Tim wears a couple hats these days, one as Professor of Industrial Design and Interactive Design at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), the other as Design and User Experience Innovation Lead at Corning Inc. Playing in both sandboxes gives Tim the opportunity to engage in the private sector while peering beyond the horizon through the lens of higher education.

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